As founder of Fast + Epp, Paul is passionate about design excellence. He has been recognized for his unconventional use of materials, emerging as a leader in architecturally exposed structures, often pushing the design envelope to create hybrids of timber, concrete and steel.
He is perhaps best known for his work on award-winning projects such as the Richmond Olympic Oval Roof, the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre, the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre and the Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge. He has also contributed to projects in the Middle East, Asia and Europe including the refurbishment proposal for the Frei Otto designed iconic Mannheim Gridshell in Germany. He is currently acting as Lead Engineer for the proposed new Vancouver Art Gallery and the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower, the 18 storey Brock Commons Residence at the University of British Columbia.
A registered engineer in Canadian, American and German jurisdictions, Paul was named an Honourary Member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom in 2010. He also sits on advisory boards with the Structural Engineers Association of BC and the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.